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Indigenous activists reclaim nation's capital in defiance of Donald TrumpFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Indigenous activists reclaim nation's capital in defiance of Donald Trump (April 28, 2017)
Indigenous activists are reclaiming the nation's capital as they push back against the Trump administration's environmental agenda.
Indigenous activists make presence known for climate march in D.C.Filed Under: Environment | National | Politics
Indigenous activists make presence known for climate march in D.C. (April 27, 2017)
The indigenous bloc of events kicks off with a round dance at the Trump International Hotel.
More data needed to address human trafficking in Indian CountryFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
More data needed to address human trafficking in Indian Country (April 19, 2017)
Of the four federal agencies that investigate or prosecute human trafficking, three aren't required to confirm whether a victim is Native American.
Secretary Zinke committed to addressing 'heart-breaking' crimes against Native women and girlsFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Secretary Zinke committed to addressing 'heart-breaking' crimes against Native women and girls (April 18, 2017)
The Department of the Interior is part of a new law enforcement group aimed at increasing collaboration and coordination in Indian Country.
Attorney General Sessions vows help for public safety in Indian CountryFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Attorney General Sessions vows help for public safety in Indian Country (April 18, 2017)
The new leader of the Department of Justice is heeding calls to pay more attention to high rates of crime in Indian Country.
Terese Mailhot: No justice for our missing and murdered sistersFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Law | Opinion
Terese Mailhot: No justice for our missing and murdered sisters (April 10, 2017)
News of a man who allegedly dismembered a Native woman out in bail has horrified Indigenous women who live in fear of hearing another murdered and missing woman story.
Gyasi Ross: Native grandmother and 'hellraiser' Faith Spotted EagleFiled Under: Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Native grandmother and 'hellraiser' Faith Spotted Eagle (April 7, 2017)
A discussion with Faith Spotted Eagle, an amazing and inspiring woman, mentor, teacher and hellraiser.
Tiffany Midge: Men get together to decide future of women's healthFiled Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Tiffany Midge: Men get together to decide future of women's health (April 3, 2017)
Committee of barnyard swine to determine fate for women’s health.
Terese Mailhot: When 'self-help' isn't enough to help Native womenFiled Under: Opinion
Terese Mailhot: When 'self-help' isn't enough to help Native women (April 3, 2017)
Trauma and mourning is a shared experience for Native women that render concepts of self-help useless.
Mark Trahant: Native women represent in public office across nationFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native women represent in public office across nation (April 3, 2017)
A little more than 40 percent of all American Indian and Alaska Native legislators are female.
Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women hosts summitFiled Under: Law | National
Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women hosts summit (March 29, 2017)
Attendees will focus on ways to address violence against Native women and Native children.
Bill John Baker: Woman play important roles in Cherokee NationFiled Under: Opinion
Bill John Baker: Woman play important roles in Cherokee Nation (March 27, 2017)
Historically, the Cherokee Nation has been a matriarchal society and has always looked to strong women for guidance and leadership
Elizabeth LaPensée: Video games encourage indigenous cultureFiled Under: Education | National | Technology
Elizabeth LaPensée: Video games encourage indigenous culture (March 24, 2017)
Done right, games have the potential to be self-determined spaces, where Indigenous people can express themselves on their own terms.
Mary Annette Pember: Awareness for missing and murdered sistersFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Mary Annette Pember: Awareness for missing and murdered sisters (March 22, 2017)
'It’s a hard struggle when a member of your family passes away. But this Day of Awareness can mean that her memory will live on forever.'
Tulalip Tribes install first leadership board with women in majorityFiled Under: Politics
Tulalip Tribes install first leadership board with women in majority (March 21, 2017)
A woman is serving as chair of the Washington-based tribe for the first time in nearly 80 years.
National Museum of American Indian expresses 'regret' for Native Nations Rise incidentFiled Under: National
National Museum of American Indian expresses 'regret' for Native Nations Rise incident (March 17, 2017)
A group of Native women were wrongly told to remove their jackets bearing the 'Mni Wiconi' (Water Is Life) message.
Alex Jacobs: Native women have always been on the frontlinesFiled Under: Opinion
Alex Jacobs: Native women have always been on the frontlines (March 9, 2017)
Native women have always been on the front lines when it comes to defending our world.
Advocates open StrongHearts Native Helpline for Native survivorsFiled Under: Health | Law | National | Politics
Advocates open StrongHearts Native Helpline for Native survivors (March 7, 2017)
Callers can receive culturally-relevant and confidential assistance at 1-844-7NATIVE (1-844-762-8483) Monday through Friday, from 9am to 5:30pm Central time.
Mark Trahant: Trump set to deliver financial blow to Indian CountryFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Trump set to deliver financial blow to Indian Country (March 1, 2017)
A reminder about what’s at stake from Deborah Parker of the Tulalip Tribes.
Mary Annette Pember: Indigenous people can't ever back downFiled Under: Environment | Opinion | Politics
Mary Annette Pember: Indigenous people can't ever back down (February 21, 2017)
The long-term implications of the election of Donald Trump as president and the inexorable corporate-driven greed of the Dakota Access pipeline have left me feeling vulnerable and in need of solace.
Native women push for more action on missing and murdered sistersFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Native women push for more action on missing and murdered sisters (February 16, 2017)
Advocates are hoping to build on the pro-tribal provisions of the Violence Against Women Act.
Native women host Capitol Hill briefing on missing and murdered sistersFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Native women host Capitol Hill briefing on missing and murdered sisters (February 15, 2017)
Advocates are calling for May 5 to be designated as National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls.
Mark Trahant: Another Native woman aims to make history at pollsFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Another Native woman aims to make history at polls (February 14, 2017)
Timing is everything in politics — so Minnesota Rep. Peggy Flanagan (D) is wasting no time in her bid for Congress.
Clara Caufield: Northern Cheyenne Tribe comes together for healthFiled Under: Health | Opinion
Clara Caufield: Northern Cheyenne Tribe comes together for health (February 14, 2017)
The Northern Cheyenne 'Red Day' was designed to be an uplifting day of encouragement for all our people, focusing upon women who seem to suffer from the disease more often than men.
Donald Trump's Cabinet grows with more anti-Indian advocatesFiled Under: Health | Law | National | Politics
Donald Trump's Cabinet grows with more anti-Indian advocates (February 13, 2017)
Attorney General Jeff Sessions won't support tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians while Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price wants to dismantle Obamacare.
Another tribal sovereignty foe advances into Donald Trump's CabinetFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Another tribal sovereignty foe advances into Donald Trump's Cabinet (February 2, 2017)
As Oklahoma's attorney general, Scott Pruitt has fought tribes on jurisdiction, immunity and taxation.
Democrats force a delay in vote on President Trump's tribal jurisdiction foeFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Democrats force a delay in vote on President Trump's tribal jurisdiction foe (January 31, 2017)
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) has refused to say whether he will defend the tribal jurisdiction provisions of the Violence Against Women Act.
Tiffany Midge: The new circus is in town and it's headed by Donald TrumpFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Tiffany Midge: The new circus is in town and it's headed by Donald Trump (January 31, 2017)
Good things are happening in response to the incoming administration.
Doug George-Kanentiio: Protecting Mother Earth and our lifegiversFiled Under: Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Protecting Mother Earth and our lifegivers (January 24, 2017)
Skennenrahowi, the Great Peacemaker, established a society in which the human spirit was liberated from the constraints of fear and oppression.
Mark Trahant: Prepare for tribal budget cuts under President Donald TrumpFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Prepare for tribal budget cuts under President Donald Trump (January 23, 2017)
If this is day one, remember there are fourteen hundred and fifty-nine to go.
Terese Mailhot: Native women care what happens to all our sistersFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Opinion
Terese Mailhot: Native women care what happens to all our sisters (January 19, 2017)
'Collectively, we need to defend ourselves from people like you, who degrade our identities, politics, theories and criticisms.'
Native women set to join historic march after Donald Trump's inaugurationFiled Under: National | Politics
Native women set to join historic march after Donald Trump's inauguration (January 11, 2017)
Indigenous Women Rise is part of the Women’s March on Washington on January 21.
Donald Trump's Justice choice leaves door open to fight tribal jurisdictionFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Donald Trump's Justice choice leaves door open to fight tribal jurisdiction (January 11, 2017)
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) refused to repudiate his opposition to tribal jurisdiction despite acknowledging that non-Indians contribute to high rates of crime.
Donald Trump's Justice pick opposed tribal jurisdiction over non-IndiansFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Donald Trump's Justice pick opposed tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians (January 10, 2017)
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) was forced to admit that he opposed landmark provisions of the Violence Against Women Act.
Winona LaDuke won one vice presidential vote in Electoral CollegeFiled Under: National | Politics
Winona LaDuke won one vice presidential vote in Electoral College (December 21, 2016)
Two prominent activists, Faith Spotted Eagle and Winona LaDuke, were chosen by Robert Satiacum Jr. in Washington state.
Michael Running Wolf: #NoDAPL kitchen serves traditional foodsFiled Under: Health | National
Michael Running Wolf: #NoDAPL kitchen serves traditional foods (December 20, 2016)
The landscape of these indigenous-led kitchens that feed thousands of water protectors is dynamic, much like the ad hoc camps that depend upon them.
Mark Trahant: Denise Juneau keeps eyes open for next opportunityFiled Under: Education | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Denise Juneau keeps eyes open for next opportunity (December 19, 2016)
Pull back the lens and look at the past eight years and Denise Juneau’s term as Montana’s Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Mark Trahant: A new door opens for a Native woman in CongressFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: A new door opens for a Native woman in Congress (December 13, 2016)
In politics timing is everything. Sometimes the stars do align.
Donald Trump's Interior pick offers mixed record on Indian issuesFiled Under: Business | National | Politics | Trust
Donald Trump's Interior pick offers mixed record on Indian issues (December 12, 2016)
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R) fought an off-reservation casino and opposed stronger protections for Native women during her time on Capitol Hill.
Tribal sovereignty foe Scott Pruitt slated to join Donald Trump's administrationFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Tribal sovereignty foe Scott Pruitt slated to join Donald Trump's administration (December 7, 2016)
Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt has fought tribes on jurisdiction, sovereign immunity and taxation fronts.
Tiffany Midge: The women are here and we have a message for youFiled Under: Opinion
Tiffany Midge: The women are here and we have a message for you (December 2, 2016)
'Tilting the election in Trump’s favor was just the beginning, just the first step.'
Arne Vainio: Water is Life -- A sacred journey to Standing RockFiled Under: Opinion
Arne Vainio: Water is Life -- A sacred journey to Standing Rock (November 23, 2016)
Easter Sunday was in March this year and there was a light snow falling as I left the house with as many water bottles as I could carry.
Clara Caufield: Election day brought disappointment and delightFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Clara Caufield: Election day brought disappointment and delight (November 21, 2016)
Denise Juneau is one of the brightest and best that Native Americans have to offer, a view apparently not shared by the majority of Montana voters.
Republicans get behind Donald Trump as new challenges emerge for tribesFiled Under: Health | Law | National | Politics | Trust
Republicans get behind Donald Trump as new challenges emerge for tribes (November 18, 2016)
Major hurdles include funding for Indian programs and understanding the incoming president's new leadership team.
Terese Marie Mailhot: Racist white women hurt us on election dayFiled Under: Opinion
Terese Marie Mailhot: Racist white women hurt us on election day (November 18, 2016)
'Like, a movement isn’t a movement until white people co-opt it.'
Native women lead massive march to White House to stop Dakota Access PipelineFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Native women lead massive march to White House to stop Dakota Access Pipeline (November 16, 2016)
With Republican Donald Trump headed to the White House, Native women led a huge demonstration in the nation's capital, calling for an end to the controversial project.
Mark Trahant: Indian candidates find successes at the state levelFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Indian candidates find successes at the state level (November 15, 2016)
Let’s examine 2016 and what worked, what needed work, and what must be rethought.
Terese Marie Mailhot: What went wrong with the 2016 presidential electionFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Terese Marie Mailhot: What went wrong with the 2016 presidential election (November 10, 2016)
'I want to say Hillary Clinton ruined herself.'
Mark Trahant: It wasn't a complete disaster for Native candidatesFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: It wasn't a complete disaster for Native candidates (November 9, 2016)
Indian Country lost some races with really talented people. But elections are not forever.
Doug George-Kanentiio: The war on Natives and our Earth beginsFiled Under: Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: The war on Natives and our Earth begins (November 9, 2016)
Power has been given to Trump and to a Republican controlled Congress which will now make an all out assault on Natives, on women's rights, on blacks, Latinos, on the earth itself.
Republican Donald Trump secures huge victory in stunning upsetFiled Under: National | Politics
Republican Donald Trump secures huge victory in stunning upset (November 9, 2016)
Tribes are entering a new and unknown era with a Republican in the White House and Republicans in control of Congress.
Mark Trahant: Native women are making history on the 2016 ballotFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native women are making history on the 2016 ballot (November 8, 2016)
There is no question in my mind that gender is on the ballot this election.
Oglala Sioux Tribe credits the late Janet Reno for Indian Country initiativesFiled Under: Cobell Lawsuit and Settlement | Law | National | Politics
Oglala Sioux Tribe credits the late Janet Reno for Indian Country initiatives (November 7, 2016)
The first woman to serve as Attorney General first gained experience with tribes while growing up in Florida.
André Cramblit: An 'annoying' trilogy of holidays for Native peopleFiled Under: Opinion
André Cramblit: An 'annoying' trilogy of holidays for Native people (November 7, 2016)
'All the leaves are brown and the sky is grey… actually the foliage is awash with color but it is time for the annoying trilogy of holidaze that vex us as Natives.'
Terese Marie Mailhot: Being honest about sexual assault in societyFiled Under: Opinion
Terese Marie Mailhot: Being honest about sexual assault in society (November 7, 2016)
'I believe in every person’s responsibility to honor women’s voices and challenge how conversations about sexual assault are being mishandled.'
Vi Waln: More awareness of breast cancer needed in Indian CountryFiled Under: Health | National
Vi Waln: More awareness of breast cancer needed in Indian Country (November 4, 2016)
Out of all the different cancers our people are afflicted with, American Indian women are the most likely to die from breast cancer.
President Barack Obama issues proclamation for Native American Heritage MonthFiled Under: Law | National
President Barack Obama issues proclamation for Native American Heritage Month (November 1, 2016)
November is upon us and that means another Native American Heritage Month.
Terese Marie Mailhot: Native women can't afford the 'nasty' labelFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Terese Marie Mailhot: Native women can't afford the 'nasty' label (October 31, 2016)
'Elizabeth Warren and Hillary Clinton can be ‘nasty,’ but I can’t afford the label right now.'
Former Obama administration official joins Native owned firmFiled Under: Business | National
Former Obama administration official joins Native owned firm (October 26, 2016)
Lillian Sparks Robinson, a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, led the Administration for Native Americans for more than six years.
Terese Marie Mailhot: Native women deserve to be respectedFiled Under: Opinion
Terese Marie Mailhot: Native women deserve to be respected (October 24, 2016)
'Native women are out here with the knowledge that we are more likely to be victims of physical and sexual assault.'

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